Tag: checkpoint1

Project for Tachistoscope [Bottomless Pit]

Project for Tachistoscope [Bottomless Pit] by William Poundstone- focuses on the relationship between images and words and subliminal advertising, and especially for our purposes, the subliminal effect in works of electronic literature.  The work contains a rapid narrative that is set to infinitely loop to a certain algorithm. There are not only words and images that are interchanging, but flashing lights…

All About Memes

If you aren’t familiar with internet memes, you may want to consider moving out from under that rock you’ve become so fond of. An internet meme is defined by the TechEncylopedia as “an image, video, story or joke that is voluntarily passed from one Internet user to another via e-mail, blogs and social networking sites. Considered a form of art,…

Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky

While browsing through the collections of electronic literature, I opened several various works often based on interesting titles or intriguing images before finally choosing, “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” by Sharif Ezzat. Being very new to Electronic Literature and in the process of learning, I was drawn by the description stating that this work is a “simple and…

Colossal Cave Adventure: The Experience

I chose to take this course because I was very interested in actually discovering what electronic literature actually was. After some intense Google searching, I came to realize that electronic literature was really any literary work that was created on a computer or electronic devise to be enjoyed on a computer or electronic devise. Having this information at the forefront…

You Are What You Say: “Soliloquy”

Picking my first checkpoint topic was difficult for me, to say the least. I went on the E-Lit directory and randomly choose one based on its title. Soliloquy: it’s short, it’s sweet and has a spicy aftertaste of complexity. To provide a bit of background on “Soliloquy,” it is a project that Kenneth Goldsmith made that essentially captured every single…

Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer” and Posthumanism

I know that pkeily already posted on this work (because it’s just that awesome), so I’m going to add to it in the form of an analysis.  As the previous poster explained, Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer” is a hypertext work that essentially tells a coming-of-age short story, specifically about the development of the female body.  The work…

Games are Complicated

In the latest edition of the journal Game Studies, Miguel Sicart wrote an intentionally provocative piece title “Against Procedurality”, which attempts to poke at the idea of procedural rhetoric and its centrality in current academic discourse about video games. This could be the first public shot in a new debate to split the game studies world again, just as ludology vs narratology…

Dawn by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim

Dawn by Reiner Strasser and Alan Sondheim is a visual poem with text set against a nature-themed photograph and nature sounds playing in the background. This piece of electronic literature is made up of three major aspects: audio, pictures and text. The piece begins with the poem’s title and author. Once the opening text fades out the first line of…

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